Wednesday, 24 February 2010

A & E



This is Shaun around 4 am this morning. In an A&E department of our nearest hospital. He has been complaining of some stomach pains since Sunday night and the last couple of nights were rough, for both of us. At 2 am this morning he was getting worse so I suggested we go to A&E to get him checked. He is due to fly to Afghanistan tomorrow for 10 days and he does not need to be worried about his health. So A&E it was. 4 hours later we left, with some tablets. They don't know what it was but it doesn't seem serious so hopefully he will be OK.

Last couple of days have been hard. A friend passed away this week of cancer. He leaves behind his wife and three small kids, all under the age of eight. When we first met him, in Brunei 7-8 years ago he was very fit army officer. Last year we found out he had throat cancer but we really thought he would make it through. But life is so fragile sometimes. It makes me realise time and time again that we should not take anything for granted and that we should enjoy every day to its fullest. John, we will miss you greatly but I am sure we will meet again.

11 comments:

Jennifer Harrison said...

oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!! I am so sorry Shaun and ADC. Man, a rough day for you both yesterday. ICK. HOPE Shaun is feeling better!!!

Pedergraham said...

Hope he is better right away. Stay safe in your travels, Shaun.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Oh no - I hope that Shaun feels better asap!! :) It was a rough day for you guys - I am so sorry for your loss. I'll keep you guys in my thoughts - hugs to you both. And my Mom says "HI" as well :)

Beth said...

Rough couple of days Angelina. Thinking of you guys and also the family of your friend. Life is fleeting is it not? Hope Shaun feels better soon and has safe travels!

Angela and David Kidd said...

I hope Shaun is okay. You guys were smart to get it checked out before he left for Afghanistan.

And I'm terribly sorry about your friend and his family. It really is scary how cancer seems to spare no one, no matter how fit or strong.

Heidi Austin said...

life is short. what a nightmare :( i hope shaun gets better soon

maija said...

I hope Shaun gets better. Tough few days for you :(

Mer! said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend---what an incredibly difficult time...

And i'm so sorry about Shaun---hope you guys can figure out what is going on and he starts to feel better soon, stomach pain is the *worst*....

Charisa said...

Cancer is so awful. I'm glad you had the chance to get to know him and his family. Safe travels to Shaun!

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jessithompson said...

Hope Shaun is okay. I am sorry about your friend. My mother-in-law just found out that her breast cancer is back after 14 years. It's so heartbreaking... Hugs to you.